AF&PA Releases Q2 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q2 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. 

Total Containerboard production in Q2 increased 2% compared to Q2 2021. It was also up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.

  • New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) was essentially flat compared to Q2 2021, as well as year-to-date.
  • The Linerboard operating rate in Q2 was 94.3%, up 1.5 points from the previous quarter.
  • The Medium operating rate for the quarter was 96%, down 0.6 points from Q1 2022.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-463-4716.


The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.


Source: AF&PA